Budget approved in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Agoura Hills City Council approved an $18.6 million balanced budget last week, but officials said revenues for the coming year could fall short if the state follows through on threats to reduce funding to city and county governments. Trying desperately to balance their own budget, state lawmakers have hinted they will cut at […]


Toddler obesity is preventable

Today, one out of every six children is overweight––nearly double the number of 20 years ago. Because research has shown that those who are physically inactive as children tend to remain so as adults, many of these kids will grow up to become prime candidates for heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Recently, the National Association for Sports and Physical Education, […]

West Coast Waves play summertime basketball with local talent

Special to The Acorn

Basketball is more than a winter sport for high school players Brynn Cameron, a Newbury Park senior, and Kathryn Scardino, a Westlake sophomore. The pair, competing this summer for the West Coast Waves’ 17 years old and under Gold Team, will play more than 50 games before the fall semester begins. They’re on one of the Waves four teams—12U Silver, […]

Local libraries offer kids’ programs

Local libraries offer kids’ programs On Sat., July 19, the rain forest will come alive at the hands of master storyteller Kathleen Zundell and her puppet pal, Philbert, in a special program to be presented at both the Thousand Oaks Library (1:30 p.m.), 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks and the Newbury Park Branch (3:30 p.m.), 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury […]

On the Trail

Valet Service Would Be Nice

Parking in suburbia can be more treacherous than anything you’ll ever encounter on your hairiest hike, more daunting than parking at the world’s biggest super-mall. Why? Because most suburban sub-divisions look alike. The architecture is similar. Okay, so there’s two models to choose from, the two-car garage or the three-car, and two colors, light beige or lighter beige. The landscaping […]

Water district budget is okayed

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has approved its 2003-2004 budget, a package of expenditures and revenues that includes $12.6 million in capital improvement projects for the coming year. The $47.7 million budget represents a $1.8 million increase over last year, officials said. The new budget will shift $6.8 million from reserves to fund […]

Community garage sale planned

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host its annual community garage sale from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 at the center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Booth space is still available for a limited time and a reservation for a spot may be made by calling (818) 880-2993 or logging on to www.ahc3.org. There is a fee for sellers […]

Scissors help to cut away at cancer

The John Wayne Cancer Institute and Platinum Salon invite the public to enjoy a day of relaxation and pampering while supporting the fight against cancer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., July 13 at the salon, 17460 Ventura Blvd., Encino. This event offers an opportunity to get professional beauty services at a fraction of the cost, while helping raise […]

Eagles veterans confident in new coach

Acorn Sports Writer

Under Lindsay Strothers, the Oak Park girls’ basketball team went undefeated in Tri-Valley League during the last three seasons. Strothers resigned after last season, though, and new head coach Bob Da Corsi will be at the helm for the Eagles. The Oak Park players said they’ll miss Strothers, who was in charge when the Eagles won a California Interscholastic Federation […]

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